Wednesday, 25 November 2015

E...e... Eager Eddy Elephant

It's a vowel this week folks! Ee will have a big impact on your child's life... Later they will learn about rhe Magic e and the different ways e joins with other vowels...... But for now, they just need to know it is a vowel that can say 'e' as in egg and elephant, or 'e'as in eat!
it would be great if you could help by practising the sounds made by 'e'and 'i'- e.g. Pit and pet - as this will really help when trying to write sounds and words.
We made excellent elephants this afternoon. Andie came for her last 4Stars session before starting school next week and she was lightning quick at cutting and pasting her elephant together. well done Andie!
Have a peep at what we did....

....and here is the Letterland character and formation to help you....
Lastly, our Number of the Week will be 4. You can talk about ways to make 4, what comes before and after it, and practise writing it- here's the rhyme for correct  formation....

Thursday, 19 November 2015

C...c...c..cute, colourful caterpillars

Well you've guessed it... The letter this week is Cc.
We read The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, who is the author we are reading at the moment.
Then we made some really cute,colourful and creative caterpillars that will be on display in our room and in the library.
C is a copycat! It doesn't make a sound of its own - it borrows sounds from k and s. Talk about the sounds with your child when you see c at the beginning of words.

Here is the letter formation for Clever Cat
And our number focus is number 6. Practise the correct formation, use the right hand pattern, and see how many ways you can make 6...... e.g. 5 and 1, 4 and 2, 3 and 3 (a double!)

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

O...o...Olly, Oscar and Olivia Owl!

As you can see, our letter of the week is Oo. It is an important letter because it is a vowel and it has a short in orange, and a long in over. 
Long vowels say their own name. This is important to know as your child becomes a confident reader and begins stretching along words for sounds. Knowing both sounds for the vowels gives them wider choices to help achieve success.
In 4Stars, we watched a Youtube video of The lovely Owl Babies story then made and named our own owls. It was lovely to have Andie with us again, working alongside all her Room 6 friends.
Look below to see what we made.....

Here is the correct letter formation so you can help your child practise and build confidence...

.....and our Number of the week is 0, so here is our rhyme for the correct formation. 
Talk about zero and what it means, it will become a very important number as their knowledge grows!

Thursday, 5 November 2015

G..g..Goats Galore!

Ourl letter this week is... You guessed it...Gg!
We watched a story about The Three Billy Goats Gruff and we all loved it.
Next we made our own grand and gorgeous grey goats grazing on green grass!
We think they look great, hope you do, too when you look below.....
Andie joined us for a 4Star visit and she is really ready for starting school soon... You are a great worker Andie!
Focus on Gg as you do the alphabet chart this has 2sounds- g in goat, and g in giant. Our main focus is the hard g sound in goat.